John F. “Sandy” Smith of Womble Carlyle is a Senior Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group. He is known as a trusted advisor and deal maker skilled in negotiation. He works in the law firm’s Atlanta office and was instrumental in the starting of Womble Carlyle’s Silicon Valley office. Smith is rated as a top Corporate Lawyer by Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.

Womble Carlyle was established in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1876, and now boasts 14 offices across the country, from Wilmington, Delaware to Atlanta and Silicon Valley.

“Working out a business plan and efficiently working with people we have come to like and admire gives me real satisfaction,” he says. “Based on the variety of industries we serve and depth of our experience, we seek to get to the right answer for that client the first time. For us this gives our joint success not only the necessary financial reward but a lasting personal one as well.”

Sandy Smith of Womble Carlyle serves as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and also to middle market growth companies, and equity funds and their portfolio companies. His firm provides a full range of legal services for a variety of industries, providing guidance and advice to national and international businesses in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, financial services, life sciences, and many other sectors. Technology is an integral part of the services it provides. Womble Carlyle has been called one of the most progressive law firms in the United States, being among the first in the country to recognize the impact of new technology on both business and the practice of law.

Smith graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto. He has served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, and received the Stanford Medal, one of the university’s highest awards, which recognizes a distinguished legacy of leadership. He received his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a JD from Duke University Law School.